Ahmed Seffah

Professor of HCI/Human-Centric Software Design and Engineering

These pages describe industry consultancy services, projects, publications, books, academic courses, tutorials and talks on Human-Centered Software Engineering (HCSE) and its application for Cyber Physical Systems. I coined the term HCSE to refer to the human experiences and factors that quantify the quality of a software products, systems and services design from the human perspective including usability, security, privacy, accessibility, adoption, acceptability, safety, sustainability and the trade-offs and conflicts between these quality attributes. My academic research and industry expertise include HCI/human side of cyber physical systems design, architectures and patterns for the seamless integration between digital twin and physical objects, sustainability design and human-data interaction as well as the practices of software innovation by design and the design of software that engage citizens in societal challenges. The fundamental objective undying all my projects is the development and validation of a unifying design methods that I called “The Design is Right and The Right Design: How to Measure and Theorize Right”.  When I have time and I always have, I’m a humanitarian designer (Designing everyday things that can reduce suffering and inequality while creating peace, health, and happiness for every citizen of the World). My hobbies include writing poems that I never publish, designing lamps that I never put on art market, as well as talking and writing about Oriental Jazz as a bridge over the gaps between the Western and Oriental Worlds, another way to view humanitarian design.


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    Lappeenranta University of Technology